Sortix nightly manual
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generate initialization ramdisk
initrd(7) containing a minimal system that searches for the root filesystem and chain boots it as described in initrd(7) and init(8). It contains an init system, fsck, filesystem drivers and configuration.The produced minimal system contains copies of fstab(5), extfs(8), fsck.ext2(8), and init(8). If any of those files are updated then the initrd(7) should be regenerated by invoking update-initrd.update-initrd is written as a script so the initrd of the new system can produced even across incompatible ABI changes.The options are as follows:
- Generate an initrd(7) for the pending upgrade in /sysmerge inside the sysroot. This must be used in combination with invoking the matching /sysmerge/sbin/update-initrd program directly for forward compatibility.
- Rather than generating an initrd(7) for the root filesystem, locate files in the sysroot directory instead and store the result as sysroot/boot/sortix.initrd.